Friday, September 5, 2014

back to school 2014!

Yep, they are all back to school. Today is the third full day. Now, when the kiddos read this, I want them to know that I love them dearly. I absolutely love spending time with them. However, I also love routine. I love not getting up to get food for everyone. I love not going to the grocery store every 48 hours for food. I love not making food. Are you catching my drift? Can you guess what happened a lot this summer!?!  Okay, all joking aside...
I do miss them. This house  is beyond quiet and, although I work at warp speed, I don't like the quiet all the time. This year Nate is in 1st grade, Lex is in 3rd and Bailey is in 8th. It just doesn't seem possible that they are that old. I am so excited to see what this school year brings for them. Lex and Nate are both in soccer and Bailey is in basketball. Bailey is getting more and more privileges and Lex and Nate are just growing up! I'm so not ready for this!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

horrible mother!

Yep, I wrote it down for my kids to read about! I don't write things down, I was horrible about keeping up with their baby books. We just went for the 6 and 8 year old check ups and I didn't bring their notebook. Oh well, what can I say. I sure hope when they look back on life, they see what I DID do and not what I did not do. We did have a fabulous life. We did provide for them. We did lead them towards the Lord. We did laugh loudly and a lot! We did cry and say I'm sorry. We did play and have fun. Those are things I want them to cherish!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Summer of 2012

This summer has been so much different than summers of the past. We don't need to take extra clothes, diapers, wipes, sippy cups and all that extra stuff. We just grab our water bottles, a few snacks and hit the road. To say that we have been busy would be an understatment. But, we aren't actually doing on vacation or anything, we're honestly just busy enjoying life. We go to the pool, the park, picnics, camping, the beach, etc. The kids are absolutely exhausted at night and that's a good thing! They've been staying up late and sleeping in late.


The other night after dinner, Lex and Nate were sitting at the table discussing school. They talked about how many years before Bailey would be gone to college and then for themselves. I was in the kitchen listening to their conversation and giggling to myself at how serious this conversation was for a 5 and 7 year old. Throughout the conversation, Lex had said something about taking classes and Nate, got extremely serious, put both hands on the table and said, "You have to take classes in college?" Lex said, very nonchalantly, "yes, but at night, you get to party!" They then went on to discuss where they were going to go to college (Penn State for Lex and Nate is undecided). However, Nate wants to live with Lex and Lex just doesn't know if he'll be ready to have a roommate. Watching these two in college will be soooo interesting.